At any rate, sometime today after installing Starcraft (!), the HDD (C:) icon in "My Computer" shows up as a CD-ROM. Double-clicking on it does not explore the HDD, but brings up Virtual CD-Rom's setup, which of course cannot complete because it won't run on XP (d'oh).
We can right-click and select "Open" or right-click and select "explore" to browse the hard drive, though. This is a PITA esp. for him who doesn't know much about computers (no comments on what *I* know about computers, please!) and uses MY COMPUTER --> C: to browse his HDD always.
How do I fix it?